Author Topic: Windows copy not genuine after boot time scan  (Read 1757 times)

Offline Lubis

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Windows copy not genuine after boot time scan
« on: August 08, 2010, 11:12:53 PM »
I'm running avast free antivirus 5.0.594 and scheduled a boot time scan yesterday left it on overnight and then today I had it repair files (or whatever it's called) and put the suspected Trojan,Malware, etc. to the virus chest, then after it was done, my computer said my copy of Windows Vista was not genuine. I find that strange, because I bought this computer brand new at an electronics store, a few years back, and it was made by Gateway. I restarted my computer and the message was gone, should I worry?

Also, areo isn't working properly, when I try to hover over to see the live thumbnails, it works but doesn't disappear when I'm trying to work on other stuff.

Offline WhiteZero

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Re: Windows copy not genuine after boot time scan
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 01:28:48 AM »
"At an electronics store?"
Was it a big-box store like Best Buy? Was it an open-box PC or anything that someone else might have touched?

Try running sfc /scannow  from a command prompt.

Offline Lubis

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Re: Windows copy not genuine after boot time scan
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2010, 06:11:39 AM »
Yeah it's like Best Buy, it wasn't an open-box PC.

Here's some of the end of the log:
2010-08-08 20:07:01, Info                  CSI    0000019f [SR] Verifying 51 (0x00000033) components
2010-08-08 20:07:01, Info                  CSI    000001a0 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2010-08-08 20:07:04, Info                  CSI    000001a2 [SR] Verify complete
2010-08-08 20:07:04, Info                  CSI    000001a3 [SR] Repairing 0 components
2010-08-08 20:07:04, Info                  CSI    000001a4 [SR] Beginning Verify and Repair transaction
2010-08-08 20:07:04, Info                  CSI    000001a6 [SR] Repair complete

 

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